The trip of a lifetime is an essay away. 

The 2024 Washington Youth Tour is underway, and Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is proud to sponsor this incredible opportunity once again. 

The Washington Youth Tour gives high school juniors the chance to compete to win an all-expense paid trip to our nation’s capital to learn about government, history and public policy. This year, STEMC will award this opportunity to eight students. 

STEMC uses the Electric Cooperative Creative Writing Contest to select winners for the Washington Youth Tour. The theme of this year’s creative writing contest is “Co-ops Connect You with Opportunity.” Junior English students will be encouraged to write a short story explaining how co-ops connect Tennessee communities with energy, broadband, economic development and more. To learn more, click here.


If you're interested in participating in the Washington Youth Tour or want to learn how your local school can participate in the program, contact our community relations specialist, Kenley Mitchell